Kevin Kish sworn in
as new Director of
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
“Laws are promises, and our anti-discrimination laws are among the most serious and commanding promises that we make to each other as a society. It’s truly an amazing and exciting experience to have the opportunity to understand and enforce those laws.”
- Kevin Kish
Governor Brown appointed Kevin Kish as the new Director and Joan Keegan as the new Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Click here to view their Biographies.
The DFEH is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.
DFEH's Historic Settlement with the Law School Admission Council
A multimillion-dollar settlement levels the playing field for individuals with disabilities in law school admissions and provides for compensation to victims of discrimination and changes in LSAC’s policies or practices. See more.
DFEH TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY
Review DFEH draft Tribal Consultation Policy.
ONLINE SYSTEM USERS: DID YOU FILE A PRE-COMPLAINT INQUIRY OR REQUEST A RIGHT TO SUE OR PUBLIC RECORD ON OCTOBER 30, 2014 BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.? If so, the DFEH Case Management System service provider experienced a system interruption that may have affected your request. To ensure that your Pre-Complaint Inquiry, Right to Sue request or Public Records Act request is fully processed, please resubmit. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Center at (800) 884-1684.
NOTICE: FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Due to technical difficulties, Pre-Complaint Inquires or complaints for an immediate Right-to-Sue notice submitted on February 4-5, 2015 may not have been successfully submitted. If you need to confirm the status of the submission of your Pre-Complaint Inquiry or complaint for an immediate Right-to-Sue notice, or need assistance in resubmitting the inquiry or complaint, contact the DFEH Communication Center at 800-884-1684. If you need technical assistance and are having difficulty accessing Houdini, contact the DFEH Information Technical Support Unit at 916-585-7575.
DFEH Procedural Regulations Rulemaking Action
- Notice of Approval of Emergency Regulatory Action
- Approved Emergency Text
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Initial Statement of Reasons
- Text of Proposed Amendments to the DFEH Procedural Regulations
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Effective January 1, 2013, Senate Bill 1038 eliminated the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. The Department's Fair Employment and Housing Council has assumed the former Commission's rulemaking authority. Persons interested in a gubernatorial appointment to the Fair Employment and Housing Council can apply by submitting an application online or by mail using the form on the Governor's web site. The former Commission's amended disability and pregnancy regulations, effective December 30, 2012, can be found here.
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- Fair Employment and Housing Council
- U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
- Disability Rights Legal Center
- Employment Roundtable of Southern California
- California Employment Lawyers Association
- California State Bar
- UC Irvine Law School
- UC Davis Law School
- Pepperdine University Law School
- UC San Diego Extension
- CSU Bakersfield
- College of the Canyons
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